As the keeper of several major attractions in Europe – the largest thermal water system in the world, the first Underground Railroad on the continent, the third largest Parliament building in the world and the largest synagogue in Europe – Budapest has no shortage of things to see.
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Váci Street, located in the city centre and designated as a pedestrian precinct, runs from Vörösmarty Square to Vámház körút. The northern part is the busy and fashionable shopping street everyone refers to as Váci Street, while the southern part is lined with restaurants and souvenir shops. If you are lucky you can be entertained or join in with the salsa dancing.
Discover historic Budapest with a walking tour.
Everyone has secrets – even Budapest does. The walls of the buildings, the pavements, the church spires, the shady courtyards all preserve ancient legends. Are you ready to go?
Opened in the year of the Millennium, located in Buda at lake Feneketlen, always offers something interesting and exciting from the culinary world. Dishes prepared from Hungarian craft food, international cuisine and healthy meals (Macrobiotic foods) can be found both in our menu, as well as in seasonal and weekly offers. Every meal at Hemingway is a fantastic pleasure, as Tamás Fóti, the chef enthrals new and returning guests with more and more tastes and culinary experiences.
Borkonyha (Winekitchen) is one of the newest additions to the Budapest restaurant scene. It's a modern bistro with a great selection (over 200 different types) of Hungarian wine, including some unique local varieties. The kitchen serves updated Hungarian cuisine with a twist. The menu is compact complimented by several daily specials listed on the board on the wall. Deservedly popular, the place gets full quickly, so be sure to reserve a table.
M is a relaxed little restaurant with brown paper on the tables and sketches on the walls, located near the Academy of Music. The menu – which changes daily – is a mix of traditional, home style Hungarian food and some elements adapted from French bistro classics. The ground floor is small but cute, the upstairs room is non-smoking.
Pesti Disznó is a bistro style restaurant that serves excellent Hungarian food in small, tapas-size portions. Hungarian classics and internationally inspired dishes are prepared in the kitchen led by Tamás Bereznay, a renowned chef and author of several cookbooks. The tasting menu, a fare of five courses paired with different wines, costs only HUF 6,990.
Pesti Disznó's small portions are big on taste and you can sample several traditional Hungarian dishes without getting full on one. Add the stylish setting and the warm and courteous staff and you'll understand why this eatery is a local favourite. It's a great choice for some late night bites, as the restaurant, located in the theatre district, is open until 1 am. There's sidewalk seating in warmer weather.
French, Hungarian, Spanish
Mák Bistro offers a creative fusion cuisine of Hungarian, French, Basque and Catalan dishes. Portions are small but there is a god reason for this, as Mák Bistro serves 'pintxo', which is the Basque equivalent of 'tapas'. The menu changes frequently and the wine list is impressive. It's a trendy place in the city centre close to the Basilica.
Fausto's serves Italian and Mediterranean specialties and has a great selection of Hungarian and Italian wines. Fausto's is reputed to have the best Italian food in Central Europe. The restaurant opened in 1994 and is named after its owner, Fausto Di Vora, who is from Udine, Italy.
Market fresh ingredients and the most traditional recipes come together at Taj Mahal. Boasting an unrivalled reputation for the real Indian taste in Budapest. Guests are given the chance to experience the authentic flavours of India. Taj Mahal offers a menu with an irresistible selection of Indian fare. Besides the all-time curry favourites Taj Mahal spiced up its menu with an impressive amount of careful selections from all around India.
“Delicious food, reasonably priced, this far Eastern restaurant with Thai and Japanese soups, sushi, and house specialties has something for everyone. With amazing side dishes paired with artisan wines which makes the experience truly unforgettable. We like their mantra “Eat a good, live long!”